WooCommerce v2.5.0

WooCommerce has released their new version on 18/01/2016. They have added lots of features and fix few bugs. Here is the changelog of the latest version-

  • Feature – New default session handler. Uses custom table to store data rather than the options table for performance and scalability reasons.https://woocommerce.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/new-session-handler-in-2-5/
  • Feature – New tax settings UI – faster, enhanced with ajax, searchable.
  • Feature – WP-CLI Support. https://woocommerce.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/sneak-peek-wp-cli-support-in-woocommerce/
  • Feature – Added terms and conditions checkbox to pay page.
  • Feature – Password strength indicators.
  • Feature – Added ‘pay’ link to order screen.
  • Feature – Added admin order/payment failed notification.
  • Fix – Check for existence of global attribute when you get_attributes() for a product.
  • Fix – Show order by template on product search.
  • Fix – Search variation skus in backend search.
  • Tweak – For coupons with category restrictions, respect the category hierarchy.
  • Tweak – Added wc_array_cartesian function to generate variations in a logical order.
  • Tweak – Revised email settings screens to show emails in a table and avoid a long sub-nav.
  • Tweak – Default customer role capabilities.
  • Tweak – Expire mini-cart cache after 24 hours.
  • Tweak – Improved refund error messages in PayPal standard.
  • Tweak – Removed language pack downloader in favour of translate.wordpress.org.
  • Tweak – Added onboarding wizard button to the contextual help so it can be accessed again.
  • Tweak – When a WordPress user is deleted, turn any orders they have into Guest orders.
  • Tweak – When calculating order taxes, respect tax settings and default to base country.
  • Tweak – Fade in variation images to avoid flicker during load.
  • Tweak – Display 2 averages on report (net and gross).
  • Tweak – Improve product search and use WPDB instead of several get_posts queries for performance.
  • Tweak – Use SKU for stock order notes.
  • Tweak – Added order notes for manual email sends.
  • Tweak – Sanitize shipping method labels/titles.
  • Tweak – Only display the coupon form on the checkout if a coupon hasn’t been applied.
  • Tweak – Added billing address column to order screen (off for new users).
  • Tweak – Created function to disable author archives for customers.
  • Tweak – When updating cart hash, refresh all open tabs.
  • Tweak – Use new “question” mark icon font for help tips.
  • Tweak – Improved review verification status retrieval.
  • Tweak – Improve appearance when only 1 gateway is active.
  • Tweak – Aligned terms box left and added required asterisk.
  • Tweak – Removed dropdown display mode for cart shipping methods – radios are more flexible.
  • Dev – API – Added /products/shipping_classes endpoint.
  • Dev – API – Added support to POST, PUT, and DELETE categories and tags.
  • Dev – API – Added support to filter products by tag, category, shipping class, and attribute.
  • Dev – API – Added tax and tax_class endpoints.
  • Dev – Template – New star ratings. The old one was 5 separate buttons. This new one consolidates the 5 options into one element making it leaner visually and more intuitive. Works in IE9+ with a graceful degradation for IE8.
  • Dev – Template – Added data-title attribute to cart table.
  • Dev – Template – Product archive anchors are now hooked into templates rather than hard coded.
  • Dev – Template – Added template files for the customer details list in emails. emails/email-customer-details.php
  • Dev – Template – Revised single variation cart template. Template files now exist for variations, and the cart button will display (disabled) when no selections are made.
  • Dev – Template – Made “my orders” columns fully customizable with filters.
  • Dev – Template – Unified email template order details tables to use a single template.
  • Dev – Allow wc_clean to support arrays.
  • Dev – Added a manual update trigger for checkout.
  • Dev – Added woocommerce_is_price_filter_active filter to Query class.
  • Dev – Replaced some cart methods with dedicated functions. e.g. wc_ship_to_billing_address_only().
  • Localisation – Add Kenyan currency and symbol.

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